The authors develop a rigorous theory of the enhancement of spontaneous emission from a light emitting device via coupling the radiant energy in and out of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) on the metal-dielectric interface. Using the GaN/Ag system as an example, the authors show that using SPP pays off only for emitters that have a low luminescence efficiency.
Sun, Greg; Khurgin, Jacob B.; and Soref, Richard A., "Practicable enhancement of spontaneous emission using surface plasmons" (2007). Physics Faculty Publications. 21.
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